The Buffalo Bills have sent a 6th round pick in this years upcoming draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for the services of WR Mike Williams.
Williams had issues off the field in the past but he has proven he can produce. Williams brings the size that the Buffalo Bills have been looking for at the wide receiver position.
This move, for Buffalo, is not too big of a risk for them. They give away a 6th round pick and are only in the hole 1.8 million this year and his contract looks to be workout based. If Williams does not impress at the end of the year Buffalo is not required to pay 6.8 million that Williams expected to receive next year. Buffalo simply can release him.
Doug Marrone and Mike Williams already have a history together as well. Mike Williams was part of the 2009 Syracuse Orange when Marrone was the head coach. Williams coincidentally quit the team. Marrone has obvious given Williams a second chance to impress and let’s face it Williams needs to impress.
I think bringing in Williams is not a bad move for the Bills. Will it move them away from Evans in the draft, I don’t know. Having a younger crew at WR with Johnson the only veteran could be a challenge for Manuel and Hackett with the direction they want to move. Adding another veteran to the mix will only help the equation and I think with this move Kiper’s recent mock draft looks to be more reasonable with a big receiver on the squad.